The fate of this GoT character has EVERYONE confused

Louise McCreesh
Photo credit: HBO

From Digital Spy

Warning: This article contains Game of Thrones spoilers. Obviously.

Game of Thrones returned last night and amidst the usual plotting, slaying and so on, it's safe to say there was a fair bit of confusion amongst viewers.

In the opening minutes of season seven premiere 'Dragonstone', a ghastly crowd of White Walkers could be seen making their way across a snowy Westeros and heading for the North.

However, viewers are divided over whether one fan favourite character was among their ranks.

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The fate of Wildling giant Wun Wun seemed to be sealed back in season six's 'Battle of the Bastards', when he was killed courtesy of an arrow in the eye by Ramsay Bolton as Jon and his troops stormed Winterfell (aka south of The Wall).

However, this seemed to be contradicted last night when a White Walker who looked eerily similar to Wun Wun could be seen amongst the White Walker crowd heading for the Seven Kingdoms.

But it was it actually him? Well, fans are definitely divided and took to Twitter to share their confusion.

If Wun Wun died south of The Wall, he couldn't have become a White Walker... could he?

Photo credit: HBO

Interestingly, Ian Whyte, who previously played Wun Wun, is credited at the end of the episode – but with no accompanying character name.

The most likely (and plausible) explanation would be that the White Walker was a family member of Wun Wun killed north of the wall previously.

Unless, of course, there's some kind of new magic afoot which means no-one is safe from resurrection... Only time will tell.

Game of Thrones returns to HBO next Sunday (July 23). In the UK, the show airs on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV. Watch a preview clip for season 7 episode 2 'Stormborn' right here:

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